Ancient Egyptian art is stunning and well known for their human form and storytelling through their art. This exhibit ties together some of the wonderful Ancient Egyptian art and the importance they placed on the afterlife. The Egyptians were as preoccupied with the afterlife as they were with the life they lived. These works incorporate several aspects that the Egyptians embodied to ensure their success into the afterlife. At the time, these pieces were created to assist the elite in their afterlife. Yet these pieces open up the past and show us a hint of the history of ancient Egypt. The first piece is a marker that is one of the earliest artworks of Egypt. It is made of limestone with polychrome paint. The Egyptians used their resources wisely and they used the limestone that surrounded them. The marker of Stele of Zezen-nakht gives insight to what the deceased brought to the gods as an offering and how the king portrayed himself. The marker tells a story of how great the king was and therefore he belongs in the afterlife with the gods. The next piece is a tool named the Painted wooden figure of Osiris that held an important papyrus that allowed the deceased a chance against the tests by the gods. The Osiris holder ensured that the papyrus would not be lost. This statue was a miniature model of the god of Osiris made of wood and was usually placed in the coffin with the deceased. The next piece of art is a part of the important papyrus titled, Page from the Book of the Dead of Hunefer, which went into the Osiris statue. This artwork shows the steps that the Egyptians believed happened after they passed from this life and what they had to do to get into the next life. These items not only brought comfort to the deceased but also assisted the dead with passing the tests given by Osiris to enter the afterlife. This piece of papyrus was especially important because it made it possible for everyone to enter the afterlife not just the royal and wealthy. The next artwork is a statue made of limestone. This statue was created specifically for Chantress Nehy and for her tomb, and was titled Seated Statue of Nehy. It would bring her comfort and allow a place for her soul in case her body was not acceptable. Egyptians artists made beautiful pieces of art but they also served a purpose. The last piece of artwork in this exhibit proves this point. It is the mummy and mask of Hornedjitef, the actual body of Hornedjitef. The mask and mummy contain painted plaster, linen, gold, human tissue, and resin. The mummy is closely associated with the ancient Egyptians and what they held sacred. The elite were buried in the same manner as the lived, elaborately. While these were funerary objects that helped establish the afterlife for the Egyptians, they exhibit grandeur and awe as works of marvelous art during their lifetimes. The artists that made these pieces were simply creating objects to ease the transition from life to afterlife. They used the resources around them but put their own artistry into each piece. Though these pieces were created years apart they are intertwined with the beauty and significance that the afterlife meant to all Egyptians.